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THE FOOTLIGHT CLUB 

PRESENTS 

diow Jo Succeed 9n (Bummaa 
Without faallu Jhuinq. 

A Musical Comedy in Two Acts 
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert 
Based on 

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" 
by Shepherd Mead 
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Directed by Arthur O'Malley 
Musical Director: Alan Hart Choreographer: Janet Grey 

THE CAST 

Finch GIRARD ELLIOTT 

Book Voice DON SCOPE 

Gatch DON SCOPE 

Jenkins HERBERT LONG 

Johnson RUSS WARDE 

Matthews WILLIAM KING 

Peterson ROBERT GIGUERE 

Tackaberry BOB TEMPLE 

Davis PAUL ABBOTT 

Biggley BOB BRANDT 

Rosemary TINA SULLIVAN 

Bratt HUGH McDONAGH 

Smitty KATHLEEN DOOHER 

Frump DAVID BOSSIO 

Miss Krumholtz KATHERINE McINTYRE 

Miss Jones GRETA BRANDT 

Twimble LEIGH ROSE 

Hedy AUDREY ABRAMS 

Scrubwomen MILDRED ADELSON, MADELINE BURBANK 

Ovington BOB TEMPLE 

TV Announcer PAUL ABBOTT 

Minister WILLIAM KING 

Wickettes RENA BASKIN, SANDI SERKESS 

Policeman ROBERT GIGUERE 

Womper SAM MESSINA 



SYNOPSIS OF SCENES 

The time is the present 



ACT ONE 



Scent I Exterior of the World Wide Wicket Company (W.W.W.C.) 

Scene II Corridor of W.W.W.C. 

Scene III Outer Office of W.W.W.C. 

Scene IV The Mail Room 

Scene V J.B. Biggley's Office 

Scene VI Corridor of W.W.W.C. 

Scene VII Elevator Landing 

Scene VIII Outer Office of W.W.W.C. Saturday Morning 

Scene IX Finch's First Office 

Scene X Plans and Systems Office 

Scene XI Corridor of W.W.W.C. 

Scene XII The Roof 

Scene XIII Elevator Landing 

Scene XIV J.B. Biggley's Office 



Scene I The Outer Office 

Scene II Finch's New Advertising Office 

Scene III J.B. Biggley's Office 

Scene IV Men's Washroom of W.W.W.C. 

Scene V The Boardroom 

Scene VI Televison Show 

Scene VII Wrecked Outer Office 

Scene VIII Elevator Landing 

Scene IX J.B. Biggley's Office 

Scene X Corridor of W.W.W.C. 

Scene XI Outer Office 

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International 



ACT TWO 



CHORUS 



MILDRED ADELSON 
MADELINE BURBANK 
RENA BASKIN 
GERI DOMENICUCCI 
LISA DOMENICUCCI 
PEGGY DURAN 
JANE FORAN 
FRANCES FOYNES 
MARY GATTER 
JODY HARTNETT 
MARYANNE HAZERJIAN 
SHEILA KETLAK 



CYNDEE PAVONE 
NANCY RHODES 
SANDI SERKESS 
ANN STEWART 
SALLY STEWART 
ANN SULLIVAN 
PAUL ABBOTT 



RUSS WARDE 



HERBERT LONG 
WILLIAM KING 
BOB TEMPLE 



ROBERT GIGUERE 



MUSICAL NUMBERS 



ACT ONE 

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying — Finch 

Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm — Rosemary 

Coffee Break — Frump, Smitty and Chorus 

The Company Way — Twimble and Finch 

The Company Way Reprise — Frump, Twimble and Chorus 

A Secretary Is Not A Toy — Bratt, Frump, Miss Krumholtz and Chorus 

Been A Long Day — Smitty, Rosemary and Finch 

Been A Long Day Reprise — Frump, Biggley and Hedy 

Grand Old Ivy — Biggley and Finch 

Paris Original — Rosemary, Smitty, Miss Jones, Miss Krumholtz and Girls 

Rosemary — Finch and Rosemary 

Finale - Act One — Rosemary, Finch and Frump 

ACT TWO 

Cinderella, Darling — Smitty and Girls 

Love From A Heart Of Gold — Biggley and Hedy 

I Believe In You — Finch and Men 

I Believe In You — Rosemary 

Brotherhood of Man — Finch, Womper, Biggley, Miss Jones and Men 
Finale — Entire Company 



MUSICIANS 



Piano ALAN HART 

String Bass RICHARD MANDALL 

Alto Sax JOHN LOBOSCO 

Trumpet MARK SCHWARTZ 

Trumbone MARK OLSEN 

Oboe CELESTE FORD 



WHO'S WHO 

GIRARD ELLIOTT ( Finch ) , formerly a member of the Juniors, is appearing 
in his first major production for the Footlight Club. We hope that his plans 
to attend Northeastern University will not interfere with his theatrical pur- 
suits. Welcome to the boards, shipmate! 

DON SCOPE (Book Voice and Gatch) lists photography and gardening as 
principal avocations between developments stemming from his activities in 
the Footlight Club. Once a professional magician, he has contributed to 
such diverse Footlight illusions as THE FANTASTIKS and HOW THE 
OTHER HALF LOVES. His performance as Gatch underscores nicely the 
scope of his fine abilities. 

HERBERT LONG (Jenkins) brings occupational experience as an office 
manager to his role in this business satire. This performance marks his debut 
with the Footlight Club. Thanks for comin' along, Herb! 



RUSS WARDE (Johnson) is another talented newcomer to the Footlight 
stage. Active with the Norwood Players, Russ has been connected with 
productions of MUSIC MAN, ANYTHING GOES, and MOUSETRAP. His 
continued involvement with us can't help but reap great rewards for the 
Footlighters. 

WILLIAM KING (Matthews and Minister) brings a majesty of experience 
elsewhere to his debut with the Footlight Club. A student actor and infor- 
mation clerk at the American Center for the Arts, Bill tells us that between 
audiences he enjoys criticizing films, singing, and reading. 

BOB GIGUERE (Peterson and Policeman) has appeared as Mortimer in the 
FANTASTIKS for the Footlight Club. He has also been active in several 
variety shows for the Dedham Boosters Club. 

BOB TEMPLE (Tackaberry and Ovington) has appeared for the Foot- 
lighters as Henry in the FANTASTIKS. Perhaps his experience as a tele- 
phone worker explains his adept handling of lines and his ability to connect 
with every audience he faces. He's never too busy to give a part all it needs. 

PAUL ABBOTT (Davis and TV announcer), a student at Boston College, 
appeared as Carter in WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION. Paul plans 
to go into social work, and with ambitions like that he needs no aPAULogies 
from us. Hey, Abbott?!! 

BOB BRANDT (J.B. Biggley), after a long absence from the Footlight Club, 
re-emerged last season as the Judge in WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, 
a performance which testified aptly to his fine talents. His performance as 
the head of World Wide Wickets upholds that decision. 

TINA SULLIVAN (Rosemary), a student at the Leland Powers School of 
Theatre, has appeared with the Juniors in TOM JONES. At the PARK 
SCHOOL she played in SEE HOW THEY RUN, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 
and STARDUST. 

HUGH McDONAGH (Bratt) is an assistant principal with the Boston Public 
Schools which means that he brings a measure of expertise to his role as a 
big company manager. When he isn't teaching or acting, he's taking pictures 
or playing trivia. That's certainly a WHO'S HUGH of activity, eh? 

KATHLEEN DOOHER (Smitty) has appeared in LIFE WITH FATHER, 
FORTY CARATS, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, HE AND SHE, 
and HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES. In addition she has worked back- 
stage on THE FANTASTIKS, and served in a variety of capacities on many 
other productions. Aside from her acting duties, she also produced the 
current production. She is a member of the Board of the Footlight Club. 

DAVID BOSSIO (Frump) has appeared as Sir Wilfred in WITNESS FOR 
THE PROSECUTION and as Frank Foster in HOW THE OTHER HALF 
LOVES. A fine talent. 

KATHERINE McINTYRE (Miss Krumholtz), a perennial favorite with the 
Footlight Club, has appeared in HOGAN'S GOAT, PLAZA SUITE, 40 
CARATS, and HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES. She is also active with 
the St. Thomas Woman's Club. 

GRETA BRANDT (Miss Jones), real-life wife of our J. B. Biggley, has 
appeared in WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION where she gave an ex- 
tremely convincing performance as Janet MacKenzie. 



LEIGH ROSE (Twimble) has appeared in TWILIGHT WALK, PLAZA 
SUITE, CURIOUS SAVAGE, and FIVE FINGER EXERCISE for the Foot- 
light Club. For the Quincy Players he has appeared in NATURE'S WAY 
and SEE HOW THEY RUN. Mr. Rose has also performed with the Boston 
Opera Company. 

AUDREY ABRAMS (Hedy LaRue) has played in NIGHT OF THE 
IGUANA and PLAZA SUITE for the Footlight Club. She has appeared in 
summer stock for seven seasons. A member of many other community 
theatre groups, Audrey has also appeared in GUYS AND DOLLS, THE 
SUBJECT WAS ROSES, MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE, THE 
RAINMAKER, COME BLOW YOUR HORN, and LOVERS AND OTHER 
STRANGERS. 

SAM MESSINA (Wally Womper), current President of the Footlight Club, 
is as tough a Chairman of the Board in real life as he is in tonight's play. 
His direction of NIGHT OF THE IGUANA and last year's highly successful 
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION has earned for him a respected repu- 
tation as a hard but talented taskmaster, always striving for professionalism. 

ARTHUR O'MALLEY (director) is familiar to Footlight audiences for his 
performances in THE FANTASTIKS, LIFE WITH FATHER, HOW THE 
OTHER HALF LOVES, and WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION. A 
member of the Board of Directors, Mr. O'Malley also brings to his first 
directorial assignment a wealth of undergraduate experience in such pro- 
ductions as CAROUSEL, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, TWELFTH 
NIGHT, COME BLOW YOUR HORN and THE TAMING OF THE 
SHREW which he performed both in this country and in England as a guest 
of THE RESTORATION ARTS THEATER. 

ALAN HART (music director) accompanied the Footlight Club production 
of FANTASTIKS. He has staged productions of PIRATES OF PENZANCE, 
WEST SIDE STORY, and LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE for other theater 
groups. A teacher, his hobbies include . . . children's literature, visual arts, 
and cooking. 

JANET GREY (Choreographer) toured Europe as a professional dancer for 
many years before establishing her own dancing school in Boston. Her con- 
tributions to the Footlight Club have included choreography for THE FAN- 
TASTIKS and many other production assignments. Currently, she is also 
a member of the Board of Directors. 

BOB CLARK and LEIGH ROSE (set design) have designed for Footlight 
Club productions of FUMED OAK, LIFE WITH FATHER, BLACK 
COMEDY, THE WOMEN, PLAZA SUITE, and DON'T DRINK THE 
WATER. THEY ARE DOUBLY GIFTED FOR THEY DESIGNED AND 
CONSTRUCTED SOME OF THE CLUB'S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND EF- 
FECTIVE SETS. 

CHORUS: Just as any company must rely for a smooth operation upon its 
clerical employees, so the success of any musical production depends largely 
upon the spirit and talents of its chorus. We're pleased to report that this 
chorus displays an organizational pride unparalleled since Colonel Sanders 
sold out to General Foods! 



PATRONS 

Miss Mildred Adelson Mrs. j. Edward Keefe, Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. George C. Bloomberg Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kussman 
Miss Ruth Brooks Dr. Bertram K. Little 

Miss Amy Davol Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Messina 

Miss Kathleen Dooher Mr. Arthur O'Malley 

Mr. and Mrs. John Forbes Mr. and Mrs. John H. O'Neill 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Frost Mrs. Maureen Vaughan 

Miss Lillian Grahn Mrs. Richard Warren 

Mr. and Mrs. Parkman Dexter Harding Dr. J. Martin Woodall 
Mr. and Mrs. Erik A. Johnson Mrs. J. Martin Woodall 

Mr. J. Edward Keefe, Jr. Mr. Charles W. Wolf 

SPONSORS 

Mrs. Sidney Altman Mr. George Hansen 

Mr. and Mrs. James Amberman Miss Katherine Heggie 

Mr. and Mrs. George R. Burbank Miss Marry Lally 

Mr. and Mrs. Armando Giangrande Mr. Michael Pavone 

Mrs. John R. Flather Mrs. David D. Scannell 

Mr. Richard B. Fowler Mrs. Samuel J. Tomasello 

Miss Anne W. Furness Miss Marie F. G. Zinkevich 

"Come Children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for the 
play is played out." 

MANAGEMENT OF THE PLAY 

Director Arthur O'Malley 

Musical Director Alan Hart 

Choreographer Janet Grey 

Producer Kathleen Dooher 

Stage Manager Maureen Vaughn 

Assistant to the Director Betty Foran 

Set Design Bob Clarke and Leigh Rose 

Set Construction Bob Clarke, Leigh Rose, Barbara Keefe, 

Greg Thornton, John Gately, Steve Gately 

Set Assistants Arthur O'Malley, Cyndee Pavone, 

Geri Domenicucci, Russ Warde 

Lighting Design Robert Martin 

Costumes Alice Woodall and "The Jolly Wickettes" 

Make-Up Mildred Adelson 

Properties Ann Sullivan, Jackie Hunt, Geri Domenicucci, 

Nancy Sally, Frances Foynes 

Publicity S.J. Messina 

Travel Arrangement F. P. Jarvis 

Social Chairman Mrs. Thomas Higgins 

The Club invites you to have refreshments in the William S. Parker 
room following the first act. Lights will be dimmed shortly before the end 
of intermission. 



PLEASE — NO FLASH PICTURES